Ghavami (b. 1989) is a British-Iranian graduate of law. In 2014, she was arrested
for protesting against a law that prevented women from attending sporting
events in Iran.
She was arrested in
Teheran after attempting to access a men-only volleyball match, charged with ‘propaganda
against the regime’, and kept in solitary confinement for 100 days. Her release
was the result of pressure from human rights activists and the UK government,
and sparked a conversation about gender segregation laws.